Keith Saylor's Blog – 12th mo. 2016 Archive (5)

A response to Brian Drayton's blog post at amor vincat

Source: https://amorvincat.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/from-the-quaker-toolbox-making-a-testimony-happen/



"We sometimes forget all the tools Friends have used to make this happen. We have used these tools for centuries. They are the ways Friends teach, learn, experiment, and realize a testimony (in the sense of “make it real”)."



"These are not methods to force…

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Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 29, 2016 at 11:38am — 5 Comments

Adherence to a outward constructs like commitment to diversity and the cycle of a flawed process.

In a recent blog enters at Transition Quaker ( http://transitionquaker.blogspot.co.uk/2016/12/understandings-of-god.html?m=1 ) it is written:



"I hope that our commitment to diversity of religious belief and language might lead us to recognise that all of our views about God are limited, and need complementing by the differing insights and experiences of others. Instead of disputing whether God… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 23, 2016 at 8:48am — 2 Comments

George Fox and the other first Quakers - From Recommendation to Imposition.

George Fox, in his Journal, records that God led him to "recommend" established and settled Meetings. He then set out to successfully see this recommendation through. In the course of sharing this recommendation, it happened, that George Fox, and those first Quakers who followed his recommendation, went beyond his leading from recommendation to imposition of settled outward forms over against the consciences of other first Quakers who were once in unity with him. This impostition took the form… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 11, 2016 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

New Woke

Edifying ...


https://www.afsc.org/blogs/acting-in-faith/new-woke-part-one-breaking-through-ego

Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 5, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Gods Grace Manifesting in the Inward Parts

Oh Friends! away with all such discourse, that tells you in one Line, that no Man, Men, nor Meetings, but Truth must Rule and Preside; and yet reflect on others, as claiming and pleading for Separate Privileges, and distinct Governments, when in Reality they plead for noting, but to be left (according as the antient Labourers, who were Instruments in Gods hand to gather us, did leave us, commit us, and commend us) to the Grace of God, and the Teachings thereof, as manifest in every ones Inward… Continue

Added by Keith Saylor on 12th mo. 1, 2016 at 4:55pm — No Comments

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